Chinese Horoscope 2020 – Year of the Metal Rat

On January 25th of 2020, according to the Chinese calendar, starts the Year of the Metal Rat. The Chinese zodiac uses a 60 years cycle. Each year is governed by an animal and an element. The 12 animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. The fifth elements are Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth.

The Rat is the first out of all 12 animals and belongs to the strongest element – Water. The Rat represents the beginning of a 12 years cycle. This year can mean a new beginning in terms of international relationship and social order.
This zodiac sign is also associated with the “Flower of Love”. Therefore, the Rat year will stimulate more scandals in romantic relationships.

For those born in the Monkey Year (Shen), Rat Year (Zi), Dragon Year (Chen), Ox Year (Chou), and Horse Year (Wu) there is a possibility of changing your residence/home.
In 2020, the fate of the 12 zodiac signs is between normal limits. Nothing extraordinary will happen, nor sad endings. We will see no special achievements or troubles in career, money, or love this year.


The Metal Rat Year will bring more wisdom to all the natives. The year 2020 can be an opportunity for the Dragons and Snakes to fulfill their work tasks completely and correctly, but with no special performances. They will gain their superiors’ appreciation.
Having good relationships with those around them, the Ox natives can get support and help from them. Some promotion opportunities can suddenly occur and they can get satisfaction from teamwork.
The Tigers don’t get noticed by people, being “masked” by Dragon’s dam, so that they need to share their trust with the team colleagues to maintain good relationships. Otherwise, they risk losing any support.


Luck in money matters is not extraordinary, but it is constant.
This year, the Rabbits are busy with social life and, they will spend money for friends, but the friends will also help them earn more.
If the astrological map of the Rats will have less Water, friends will help them with useful advice regarding gains or investments.
Luck when it comes to money is greater than the Monkey natives would expect. But, if they earn more, friends might start asking for financial help.
If the Snakes are tempted to spend more money, the Dragons will stop them. They need to think of long-term investments. A risky short-term deal will not bring satisfactory results.


In terms of love, the evolution of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs will be rather calm in 2020. It is the best moment to find the right person and to get married.
The married natives will create beautiful memories in 2020 next to their partners.
The Rat’s partner might spend too much time at work and less time for romance. This will require a lot of patience from the Rat because the romantic moments will come when the time is right.


No major health problems should occur in 2020. However, during the Rat year, all the zodiac signs need to take more care of their cardiovascular system and kidneys. Rational and regular workout could be of great help.

Choose Your Sign



The coming year will not be an easy one for the Rat . There are indications of poor luck in love, problems with health, and monetary loss through being cheated. You will find obstacles of all sorts disrupting projects and tasks you undertake. The good news is that there is money and success luck in store if you take a proactive and aggressive stance and stay focused on the task at hand. Although success will not come easily, victory will be sweet, as you will need to work very hard for it. You can improve your luck if you carry the necessary amulets for the year and take steps to control the conflicting stars in your chart.


2020 will be very difficult for the Ox . The stars of the year are not in harmony with your chart and will bring serious afflictions in the form of mishaps, accidents, and major obstacles, as well as misfortunes of every kind. You will not know when bad luck may strike, so it is important that you take the necessary steps to control the unlucky stars first and enhance for good luck second. There is some good luck in your chart. However, because the energies are not in balance, you may see opportunities coming into your life yet fail to actualize your luck.


Things will not go smoothly for Tiger this year as your chart is afflicted with unlucky stars. However, the intrinsic energies of your astrological animal will help in controlling the amount of bad luck that affects you. It is possible for you to overcome the bad luck as so long as you take a positive and assertive stance. Be confident and stay on your decided course of action. Do not allow yourself to be led astray by others.


This will be a very energetic year for the Rabbit , as you will face a host of life decisions. Most of your thoughts will be focused on what you wish to do with your future. The energies surrounding you is charged with fire energy so there is a risk of emotional or physical breakdown if you do not get sufficient rest. Older Rabbits may experience excessive stress, which can lead to hypertension. This is an excellent year to take time off work to rest and recharge. The highlight of this year is friendship and you will be wise to take the opportunity to widen your network of friends and find new mentors.


This year, Dragon will be luckier than last year as new opportunities present themselves. You will have the luxury of choosing which path to take. It is a transformational year; one where you can expect major changes in your life, with possible changes in lifestyle and direction. Therefore, it is a good year to undertake new studies and improve oneself. Investment luck is promising, but you should be discerning over how you invest your money as funds locked in one place may turn out to be opportunity lost elsewhere.


The Snake is in direct conflict with the Grand Duke Jupiter this year, thus you will need to be extra careful and avoid offending others otherwise the backlash can be quite severe. They need to be careful with who they trust as they may have anonymous adversaries with a hidden agenda. Do not give in to impulsive decisions this year but let your natural tendency for caution guide you to avoid getting cheated.


The horse will enjoy plenty of opportunities and wealth luck this year. Prospects for increasing their income is good with many opportunities coming their way. They should accept promotions and increased responsibilities without asking too many questions and not worry about how they are going to cope, as the year will bring many helpful people into their lives.


The Sheep is truly blessed this year. They are singularly the luckiest of all zodiac animals in 2020. Good luck will shine on you this year with much good fortune and happiness coming you way. There are signs of possible inc eases in income and wealth provided you contain the ill energies of the year. The elements of the year have an excessive amount of earth energy, which may lead to lost opportunities for the Sheep.


A fruitful and successful year awaits the Monkey , with health, wealth and plenty of good fortune. The elements in your chart indicate plenty of wealth-making opportunities while fueling you with the energy necessary to take advantage of these opportunities. There is also an indication that older Monkeys will be drawn to some forms of spiritual pursuits. There is windfall luck, which is the kind that brings income from investment, speculation and lottery winnings.


The Rooster fares better this year with lucky stars flying into their chart. There is wealth luck indicated, but most of this luck will be tied to connections you make over the course of the year. This is a period of renewal for the Rooster, who emerges after a rocky year stronger and readier then ever to make good things that had to be put on hold for whatever reason. It’s like you have been stuck at the red traffic lights for too long, and will be ready to go ahead once the lights turn green.


The Dog will encounter a mediocre year in 2020. On average, there will be good months as well as months where luck will be rather poor. Problems arising from petty squabbles will be common throughout the year. While people born in the year of the Dog are normally mild mannered and patient, 2020 will unveil a dark side to the Dog’s personality. You could suffer from severe stress and as a result, you may feel physically very tired.


The Pig is afflicted by the stars of the year as the Grand Duke Jupiter flies into their sector. In addition, this is a year where the elements of the year are in conflict, thus the Boar is considered to be in “self-conflict” which leads to the Grand Duke creating all sorts of problems. To appease the Grand Duke, place a pair of the Flying Pi Xie or the Pi Yao in the Northwest corner of the home. The yearly stars also bring lots of hostile energy and this means the Boar will be very touchy and irritable throughout 2020.